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The reason we don't have much fresh blood on the list is that we don't have much fresh blood comming to our profession. Just ask yourself, how many of us would want their kids to follow in their footsteps?  It's hard work, burdens you with responsibility and doesn't pay as much as, say, "project management".
I believe we are an aging community and the e-mail format is right for us.
Syed A Masroor
Karachi, Pakistan

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 18:46:08 +0300
Subject: Re: opinion
From: bauskas(--nospam--at)
To: seaint(--nospam--at)

Hello Andrew,

I think the list has been experiencing problems since the beginning if the year when a failure kicked many users off the list.
From my point of view, it would be productive to collect the listers' emails from past archives and send a reminder/instructions to those who dropped off but I don't know whether such an action would be acceptable.

As for other resources, I always wondered why I haven't been able to find any open, universal and significant civil/structural engineering communities on the web apart from SEAINT and
There are of course some user groups here and there of specific products, a lot of not-so-alive LinkedIn groups, some local resources for local engineers and the like but no major site to speak out to the whole international community.
There are some other noteworthy observations such as, for example, the appaling state of civil/structural topics coverage on Wikipedia.


On 23 September 2010 17:09, Andrew Kester <akester74(--nospam--at)> wrote:
Not that there is anything wrong with the seaint list, lord knows it
has helped me greatly over the years and even gotten me business
contacts. But I was off the list for 6 months or so because I could
not resubscribe, and though I never got the full story sounds like a
lot of people were having problems and it looks like many gave up
(seaint server issue?).

So I found this list, not like its a secret, just wondering others
opinions? Now I really like its format as a message board, because you
can follow one specific thread. Also, you can post pictures or scans
of diagrams and sketches. Just wondering who here has been checking it
out and maybe some people can crossover or have dual citizenship :)  I
just know a lot of your names and have trusted and respected your
advice and input over the years....

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